Featured events

7-9 September 2012
Brussels Games

Brussels Gay Sports will offer a weekend of fun and fairplay in the capital of Europe, with volleyball, swimming, badminton, and tennis, as well as fitness and hiking.

Learn more HERE.
26-28 October 2012
Bern, Switzerland

The success of the first edition of the QueergamesBern proved the need for an LGBT multisport event in Switzerland. This year will be even bigger, with badminton, bowling, running, walking, floorball.

Learn more HERE.
17-20 January 2013
Sin City Shootout
Las Vegas
The 7th Sin City Shootout will feature softball, ice hockey, tennis, wrestling, basketball, dodgeball, bodybuilding and basketball.

Learn more HERE.

13-16 June 2013
IGLFA Euro Cup
After this year's edition in Budapest at the EuroGames, the IGLFA Euro Cup heads to Dublin for 2013, hosted by the Dublin Devils and the Dublin Phoenix Tigers.

Learn more HERE.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Manchester football team signs UK Charter Against Homophobia in Sport

From the Pink Paper:

Greater Manchester football club Hyde FC became the first Blue Square Bet North team [a semi-pro level English football league] to sign up to the Government's charter against homophobia in sport, earlier this week.

The move comes after their 4-1 home win against Eastwood.

Manager Gary Lowe and player Gianluca Haveren (pictured) added their signatures to the charter – committing the club to challenging homophobia and taking a zero tolerance to any anti-gay abuse within the game.

The team, nicknamed The Tigers, also welcomed Lindsay England [a speaker at the recent FSGL conference on homophobia and sport, in center in photo] from football’s LGBT campaigning organisation Just A Ball Game? as a guest for the home fixture.

The club have also stated they will look at hosting a celebrity match or training session and invite LGBT players to attend to help celebrate LGBT History Month in February of next year.

Until stepping down early this year, former Director of Hyde FC, Julie Whitehead, was the only out lesbian involved in the semi-professional game in a senior managerial role, proving Hyde FC are one of the most inclusive teams in the country.

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